Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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Keiser University 
6151 Lake Osprey Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34240

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SCORE Manasota 

Can I Make Money? 

Creating a Financial Forecast

Arrive at 5:30, sign-in and network with other entrepreneurs and SCORE volunteer business experts.  Get a good seat for the program that begins promptly at 6:00 PM.  

Before using your hard-earned cash to start a new business, buy a business or improve your existing business it helps to know if putting your cash in the bank would reap better rewards.  Learn how to model your business performance by creating a simple pro-forma income statement. 

After completing this workshop, you will have a better understanding of boxes #8 and #9 of the Business Model Canvas, "Cost Structure" and "Revenue Streams", as explained by SCORE mentors.

EXTRA BONUS: Free Pro-Forma Review

If you already have a mentor with SCORE, you can email the creators of this workshop, steve.rogers@score volunteer.org and joe.anziano@scorevolunteer.org, to have them analyze your Pro-Forma following the event.

Why Create a Pro-Forma?

If you plan to start a new business:
  • How much money will you spend before opening the doors?
  • How long before you start making money?
  • Which products/services will make you successful?
If you plan to buy a business:
  • Historical results are in the financial statements.
  • Where are the strengths and weaknesses?
  • Going forward, how will you build on the strengths and eliminate weaknesses?
If you want to improve your existing business:
  • Change your business model to make more profit.

Speaker: Steve Rogers

Steve spent 25 years in the Telecom Industry before becoming a business consultant.  He is now semi-retired; working part time for two of his past consulting clients.  During his 25 years in telecom he worked in Canada, Europe, Asia and the US rising to GM of a $1B business. Later as a consultant he helped start 5 new businesses in Maryland and volunteered as an advisor to state funded early stage businesses. As a consultant he focused on strategic planning, raising funds, bringing products to market, managing cash and intellectual property (filing and licensing).  Steve holds a BSc in physics from Manchester University, UK.

Speaker: Joe Anziano

Joe came to Florida in 2006 to start a print marketing business.  Joe had been a manager and engineer with Digital Equipment, Quantum and Waters Corporation. With no experience in the printing business, Joe worked under a national franchise organization for two years and spent the last eight years as an entrepreneur with Advantage Print & Design.  Joe serves as a marketing partner for dozens of businesses in Manatee and Sarasota County.